Fireplacing (known as My Fireplace in Europe) is a fireplace simulation game for the Wii. It was developed by Continental Games and published by Korner Entertainment in December 2010 via the WiiWare service.
Why It Should Be Thrown Into a Fireplace
- It's only a screensaver for your Wii of a fireplace. Almost no gameplay whatsoever.
- The entire "game" is nothing more than watching a fireplace lazily burn.
- There are only two options for fireplaces, despite the game seemingly indicating there are 6. You choose between a Classic, Romantic, and Christmas fireplace, then choose either automatic or manual fireplace action. The last choice is the only one that matters because the only differences of choosing a particular theme consist of minor clutter around the fireplace.
- Sound of logs burning doesn't loop correctly, and is the only sound effect in the entire game.
- There is no music whatsoever, making the game even more boring. Because of that, you need another device to play some while watching the screensaver.
- The graphics are a bit poor, with bad fire effects which feel too small compared to real life fireplaces. The decorations also look outdated and blurry.
- When set to Automatic, the fire will burn on for eternity. Manual mode requires some slight interaction: you press A to load the logs, then press A to light them, then press A and swing the Wii Remote to stoke the fire. You then take a nap and wake up to press A, after which the process repeats.
- Logs don't pile on each other, and instead replace the logs that are already present. You also cannot place more logs until the game tells you to.
- The game looks like a Little Inferno clone.
- It was sold for 500 Wii points or $5 to download, which is so expensive for a game that only acts like a screensaver. To add insult to injury, you can literally find similar fireplace simulator videos for free.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- It's actually a relaxing screensaver to watch, especially for Christmas, even though it's the only feature this game has.
The game was given a 1 out of 10 by Nintendo Life and a 0 out of 10 by Nintendo Gamer. YouTuber PeanutButterGamer ranked it the 9th worst game published on the Wii.